Month: February 2021

  • Stranger in My Brain

    Stranger in My Brain

    Enjoy another piece from my Embracing Darkness collection. There’s a stranger in my brain. She let herself in a while ago. I asked her to leave, but she wouldn’t. Now, she sits there all comfortable with a smug look on her face. She used to stay out of my way, someone in the corner of […]

  • Planner or Pantser?

    There’s this age-old argument over planning and pantsing a novel. Honestly, who cares? What’s more important is that writers find a balance that suits them. I keep saying that writing is your creativity in words. Sometimes, you gotta let the words flow until a story takes shape.  It’s easy for many writers to say “Plan […]

  • When Darkness Falls

    When Darkness Falls

    Enjoy another piece from my Embracing Darkness collection. There is so much light that it blinds me, burning my skin like the midday sun. It comforts me and wraps me in safety like a blanket of warmth. I grew in this light like evergreens feeding off the sun. Always there to pick me up when […]

  • For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday

    For My Goddaughter on Her First Birthday

    The With Love collection is for the special people in my life. They say good things come in small packages, but your heart is forever growing. Your heart can hold immeasurable love and beauty. Your heart can keep you going when life tires you. Your heart can light your path when darkness falls. Your heart […]

  • Good Things Come to Those Who Wait!

    In writing, waiting can be good or bad depending on what point you’re at. If you’re waiting for that perfect idea to strike or for the “right” time to start writing that novel you keep talking about, then ask yourself if writing is really your thing. Sure, story ideas don’t magically come to everyone, but […]

  • A Fantasy in Darkness

    A Fantasy in Darkness

    Check out more from my Embracing Darkness series. Darkness consumes me in its obsidian, a welcome relief from the blinding light of day. It wraps me in its coldness, and I let it. A black veil draws closed another day, and here, in my stillness, I have only myself. I am free, yet Darkness traps […]

  • Writing Ranting with Others!

    Writing Ranting with Others!

    Join my Discord group and rant about writing with others. @LoveFantasy#0367 Writing is scary. Sharing your writing is scary and confusing and chaotic sometimes. I have a small writing group on Discord called Writing Ranting with Others. It’s not the usual kind of writing group. The main aim of the group is to support and […]

  • Happy Caturday!

    What does this have to do with wiring? I hear you ask. Not much. Just me sharing my sometimes helpful, sometimes unhelpful writing assistants.  Let’s start with Tiger Lily, my first cat I had on my own. I got her two weeks after I moved into my flat, and the only reason I waited that […]

  • Morning

    A beautiful morning poem by my friend Aby. Enjoy… Morning shrugs over the horizon Drags rays through pine and oak Mumbles birdsong through the wind And I stand awed Morning Image by FotoWorkshop at Picabay.com.

  • Whispers

    Whispers

    Check out more from my Embracing Darkness series. Through the cold abyss, Darkness whispers.  You’re weak. You don’t deserve friends. You lie.  You’re not good enough. You’re nothing. I cover my ears, hum a happy tune to drown it out.  They hurt you. Hurt them back. No. I won’t.   You’re a vengeful person. Go on, […]